Potholes are a serious annoyance, aren’t they? They deflate tires and take weeks to be repaired. But just how far would you go to get them fixed?
One guy spray-painted penises around potholes to force the council to repair them.
Photos of the phallic-adorned road in Middlesbrough, UK, were posted to a community Facebook page. The power of the peen was enough to motivate the council to patch up the potholes just days afterwards. Result!
So, what happened, exactly? Read on to find out!
When the snow and freezing weather strikes…Out come the potholes. They’re a darned annoyance.
They’re literally every driver’s worst nightmare.But we have to grin and bear them, as they often sit there for ages – no one comes to fix them for what feels like an eternity.
Come spring, a lot of us like to give our houses and backyards a deep clean.That might involve collecting leaves from last fall, clearing up trash that was blown in over winter and even re-painting your shed.
But what if you had to clean a whole goddamn city? That’s just insane...Imagine how long that would take! A loooooooong time.
That’s a helluva lot a’ work, right?When spring rolls around, a city should be able to make financial arrangements appropriately and be able to employ the right number of crews to make the clearing up process easier, don’t you think?
Most residents will experience pothole problems in their neighborhood.Like, who really wants a mahoosive, car-shattering pothole sat in the middle of their street for weeks on end? You get so frustrated that the problem hasn’t been solved that you start to doubt whether or not it ever will be.
But what happens when you report the problem?Absolutely nothing. For ages. It doesn’t mean that your pothole problem will get fixed. Na ah. In fact, even the ones you saw as a kid are likely to be seen again a decade or so later when you point them out to your own children!
One community in the UK got incredibly fed up with avoiding potholes that hadn’t been sorted out in over a year.
via: The SunThe locals had protested numerous times but to no avail. So, one guy stepped up the game.
Brad Nicholson, a resident of Middlesbrough, took to graffiti to get his message across.Using a few cans of spray paint, Brad drew wieners around every single pothole to prove his point.
via: The SunImpressive, huh? Drawing phallic images around potholes is certainly one way to get heads turning.
The locals are singing the guy’s praises.
via: The SunWe’ll give him a grade A for effort. But we’re not so sure about his art skills. It's not the most beautiful street art we’ve ever seen...
We mean, this is street art…A lot of effort's gone into creating that piece of wall art - like, how many hues of color are in that picture? Kinda’ cool, right?
And this one’s even cooler.
via: GettyThis picture of a painting by the artist collective named Black Lines was taken in Paris. It depicts Christophe Dettinger, the former professional boxer, who’d made a name for himself by punching gendarmes.